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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2006
Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2006
(search item no. 96285)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

30% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Brilliant ruby color, this wine exhibits aromas of red fruits, blueberries, blackberries, spices and light, well-integrated vanilla notes. Medium-bodies, it possesses sweet, ripe tannins, and a balanced, refreshing acidity.

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About Le Macchiole:

Long before it was fashionable, Eugenio Campolmi saw the potential of his homeland, buying his first vineyard in Bolgheri in 1975 baptised "Le Macchiole". In 1987, he hired famed oenologist Vittorio Fiore as a consultant before the later was joined by Luca d'Attoma for years later. In contrast to his renowned neighbors who focused on Bordeaux blends, Campolmi focused on achieving the purest expression of individual varieties, crafting distinct wines of unprecedented quality. Soon Le Macchiole joined Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Guado al Tasso as one of the most prestigious estates in Bolgheri. Following Eugenio's death in 2002, his wife Cinzia Merli, who shares her husband's passion, took over at the estate. Working with Luca D'Attoma, she has carried on her husband's legacy by continuing to make great Tuscan wines.